The One and Only… Mo’nique


Mo’Nique began her career in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, when she took to the stage for the first time on a dare from her brother and received a standing ovation. Encouraged by the overwhelming response, she began pursuing comedy as a profession. Her career began to skyrocket with performances on “Showtime at the Apollo,” HBO’s Russell Simmons “Def Comedy Jam,” “Apollo Comedy Hour,” HBO’s “Snaps,” Uptown Comedy Club, BET “Comic View” and The Montreal Comedy Festival.

Mo’Nique’s bold and sarcastic stand-up routine landed her a starring role in the hit stand-up comedy film “The Queens of Comedy,” which was released by Paramount Pictures and also aired on the Showtime Network. “The Queens of Comedy” also toured the country as a live comedy concert, which became a hit album, of the same title, and went on to earn a GRAMMY┬« nomination for Best Spoken Comedy Album.

During hiatus from The Parkers, Mo’Nique performs her stand-up routine in cities across the country. For her performance as Nikki Parker (in The Parkers), Mo’Nique won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, in 2001 and 2002.

She has also appeared in feature films including “3 Strikes,” with David Alan Grier and George Wallace II, John Singleton’s “Baby Boy” and opposite Vivica A. Fox in the Screen Gems production “Two Can Play That Game,” which earned her an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Mo’Nique has become a role model for voluptuous women everywhere, proving that you don’t have to be a size 0 to be sexy and fabulous. Her musings on life are featured in her book titled Skinny Women are Evil! published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, due for release this spring. In addition, she has a signature fragrance making its debut at Christmas.


Sarah Zammit is the Founder and Editor of the Plus Size Clothing Network, which includes web properties such as, the Plus Size Clothing Scoop, The Plus Size Bride and Wide Width Shoes Online. Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.


  1. kim monroe says:

    hey miss mo im writeing you to tell i just love you im a big fan becaue u keep it real and i like that now im a pluse size women but i like to look good , i dont wear paint i just wear skirts dress and things but the pluse size store dont half way sale skirts and i like nice thing and chic please tell me were i can get some fly stuff like u wear. kim t fontenot

  2. Shenitha Taylor says:

    My question is what is the name line of Monique’ s Clothing Line. I LOVE to dress when I go out to work(teacher), play, and church and I would like to know the name of her clothing line. Please help me out.

  3. Janett Scott says:

    Hello Mo’Nique I from Bakersfield Califorina and I’m a full figure beautiful sista and I just want to say I love you so much for bringing out your fashions. I love to DRESS and you have the clothes to dress in I just wanted to know if you are still looking for full figure sista for your fashion show If not would you please tell me where can I find your line of Clothes at. Los Angles is the closes to me in which Boutiques are they at. I watch your show every night and you are the only sista that keeps it real and I want to Thank You.

  4. kanesha t says:

    Hi I just want 2 say thank you so much for pushing me on ,because their was times when I just couldn’t hold on any more.

  5. loris says:

    Love u girl keep up the good work..

  6. Jo Ann Lewis-Parker says:

    Hello Ms. Mo’nique,
    I just want you to know, how very proud I am of you! You are beautiful inside and out.

    I have a msg for you: “Stay Mo’nique” The Lord has given you favor becuase of your good heart and intentions. You will always prosper and everyone you help will suceed.

    I watch everynight, I am amazed at the personal growth you have made. I applaud you for uplighting our brothers and sisters who are trying to get there and those who have experience.

    There has never been an outlet for our people to get to know our entertainers such as yours.
    Your weight loss and toning has been an inspiration to many.

    Your hug at the end of the show each night brings so much comfort to those who have not been touched. The msg I receive is ‘love yourself’
    I am 60 years old and hated going sleeveless even when I was a size 10. You have encouraged me to love my size 18=20 self to do so.

    I am so happy you have a place for us to come and look at clothes for the full-figured woman.
    My daughter had a birthday Saturday and was 42. I’ve been around and about in the corporate world, hung out with celebrities. You are the most ‘REAL”.

    I look forward to seeing your dress everynight. You look magnificient.
    I live iin Florida, but I must find a way to get to Atlanta and sit in your audience this year
    because what you give from the tv screen is so live, vibrant, well, let’s just say your audience must be electrified.
    Now, are these clothes your brand name?
    May God always be with you in good health, unconditional love and prosperity.

    Jo Ann
    aka Rev Starlight

  7. Jennifer says:

    You wore a dress that was simply gorgeous. Although I do not wear dress very often, I would wear this one in a minute. Just beautiful. Where can I find one either like it or similar? Thank you.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Addendum-it was a dress you wore on your show dated Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Thank you again.

  9. quita says:

    hi Mo’nique…my name is Quita I love u and your show.You have truly been an inspiration in my life.I would like if u could email me….I’m starting my picture album.I really woud like to be a plus size model.I need some tips!!!

  10. Denise says:

    Hi Mo’nique, my name is Denise and I just wanted to say thank you for always being true to the plus size women. I Love everything you’ve done, what u stand for, the loving sprit u have..just everthing about again I say think you…

  11. Tiara Nicole Atkins says:

    Hi. miss. Mo’nigue, I’am tiara nicole atkins and i’am a pluse size girl and i really need your help to find clothing for my size. if you don’t mind please send me a category of your latest fashion clothing line.

    ps. please wirte back

    your fan tiara nicole atkins

  12. Eve says:

    Hey Hunny, Im from the south, looking for a particular style dress you wore on one of your “sit-downs”. It gathered around the neck and fell straigt down with pleats. I would LOVE to locate that pattern. Would you be so kind and send me a picture of you (or model) in that pattern. I promise to return the favor and show you the way I rock “your looks”.


    Ha ms Mo am writing you cuz I wanna make some real different for our plus size woman out here in the world today I still feel like ppl down grade them an it time for the plus size woman to stand up an stand out rite now am working on a website an I would really love your help very much

  14. Charity Hale says:

    Hi Monique I’m Charity Hale 32 with 3 children and my clothing are just plain.
    I would love to know where you get your clothing, or you could just send
    me a catalog of your clothing line, I would really appreciate it, my address is
    801 Willie Nelson Rd E
    Hillsboro, Tx 76645

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